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Changes to the length of time a graduate visa holder is allowed to stay in Australia will not affect citizens of India after the Government said it will uphold commitments it made under a trade agreement. The Department of Home Affairs has officially recognised the length of stay promised under...
The Department of Home Affairs has cleared up a confusing rule regarding the length of work experience required for a subclass 186 employer nomination scheme visa application in Australia. Migrants who applied for the popular visa may have been caught short by a few days due to the 482’s two-year...
Several skilled visas have hit the top of the government's priority list after changes to how applications for the employer-sponsored visa in regional Australia are processed.
Australia has announced huge changes to its migration system which are designed to limit the number of long-term temporary migrants and offer more visa holders pathways to permanent residency.
There are 190,000 visa places to migrate to Australia in the 2023-24 financial year, a reduction of 5,000 permanent places. Although the skilled and business innovation and investment streams were cut to 1,900 when the permanent migration program was announced in May, permanent employer sponsored visa allocations increased by 1,825...
Partner and graduate visa applicants don't have to travel outside or into Australia to have their visa approved after changes to requirements.
The visa will become a pathway to permanent residency in Australia after a minimum of 2 years with a sponsoring employer.
Australia is improving its relationship with its biggest trading partner and the number of Chinese migrants entering the country has hit pre-pandemic levels. In 2021-22, the second most common occupation for Chinese migrants on skilled visas was as a registered nurse and as of August 2023, 276,330 Chinese people have...
Applicants for a subclass 500 Student visa in Australia now have to be able to prove they have access to at least $AUD24,505 to cover living costs but many visa applicants do not realise they have to provide evidence of more savings if they intend to bring family members. In...
Temporary Skills Shortage visa subclass 482 (Short Term stream) holders will be able to apply for permanent residency after just two years if they stay at the workplace which provided them with a sponsorship, starting January 1, 2024. This visa requires applicants to be nominated for a skilled position by...
The Pandemic Event visa will be discontinued in February next year
There are now 70 per cent fewer visa places for skilled migrants in Western Australia.
International students will be able to explicitly state that they wish to permanently migrate to Australia.
72% of the allocated visa places in Australia for 2023-24 are for permanent migrants who wish to work full-time and apply their skills.
Foreign students in the country studying for Bachelor's degrees are allowed to stay up to four years post-study.
Citizens of New Zealand who have been living in Australia for 4 years will be eligible to apply directly for Australian Citizenship without having to become permanent residents from July 1, 2023.
In January 2022 the Australian Government lifted restrictions on student visa holders (Subclass 500) and allowed them to work unlimited hours, with the aim of solving labour shortages, as of the end of June 2023, these restrictions will be re-established.
Concessions to the new minimum A$70,000 annual salary for skilled visas in Australia will have to be 10 per cent or less to qualify for the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT).
The new Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement will promote increased recruitment and retention in the aged care sector. The agreement will be available to employers that have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant industry union.
From July 1, 2023, the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) in Australia will be increased from $53,900 to $70,000.